Tuesday, December 16, 2008

He Never Got Those Shoes

Hobo riding on a freight train
from Florida to Tennessee.
He jumped off at Dyersburg
and walked 40 miles.

He chopped some kindling.
Ate some chicken and brown crowder peas.
He saw a girl barefoot.
They married and had a son.

A lumberman came by.
This man chopped some wood.
Ate froglegs and corn on the cob.
Then held the baby boy for a few minutes.

The stranger said,

"You name him Travis Orbie
and I'll buy him a pair of shoes."

So they did.

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